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    DIY: FKX Strut Tower Bar

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    Even with stock suspension, you will notice improvement. The car can steer much quicker especially at high speed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTech View Post
    Still cusious as to why some have been simple bolt ons while me and a couple others had to grind down a bit of the cowl for it to fit under the brackets. Ever find a reason for that?
    Probably different tolerances? As long as everything was within specifications it passed quality control in whatever plant it came from but one corner might have been a little further one way or another which would cause one person to need to grind off a little of the cowl while the next person did not need to. Or it could be the base of the tower bar's tolerances. Or a combination of the two.

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    Torque specs at 44lbs, what's a way to measure that? I don't have a certain tool my friend told me I need to have so I don't know how tight to tighten the bolts. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchrome View Post
    Torque specs at 44lbs, what's a way to measure that? I don't have a certain tool my friend told me I need to have so I don't know how tight to tighten the bolts. Thanks.
    Torquemeter. To assure that all the bolts were tightened the same amount as required per the maintenance manual. Is that Inch/lbs? doesnt feel like much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayC View Post
    Torquemeter. To assure that all the bolts were tightened the same amount as required per the maintenance manual. Is that Inch/lbs? doesnt feel like much.
    Torque wrench. Ft lbs. Really no need to torque. Just tighten them down good and tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erkon View Post
    Torque wrench. Ft lbs. Really no need to torque. Just tighten them down good and tight.
    I measured the torque before i loosened them it read 40.

    Just installed it. Excelent Post, the secret with that shaving off plastic is the jack. Just jack it up until the wheel comes off 4 inches of the ground. Then just gently push the wheel down, enough to fit in the base of the bar. No need to shave or cut anything off.

    I messed up on of the nuts threads, I really dont know how. Im gonna have to roll with two bolts until I get to work and fix the thread.
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    DIY: FKX Strut Tower Bar-img_20141028_152456_289.jpg

    14 Si sedan. Love this bar! I could feel a difference from the first corner!
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    Def worth doing this mod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fb6_Dave View Post
    Def worth doing this mod
    I agree. Paired with the 24mm progress, the car feels amazing!

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    Where can I buy this

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